Category Archives: American politics

Jewish Peoplehood and American Jews

Nothing seems to me more obviously true than the statement that a strong, thriving Jewish state is essential to the survival of the Jewish people. But apparently many self-identifying American Jews either don’t agree, or even if they do, there … Continue reading

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Bernie the Jewish Fool

As Purim approaches, Bernie Sanders, the Jewish front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said: [Moving the US Embassy back to Tel Aviv is] something we would take into consideration … I am very proud of being Jewish. I actually lived … Continue reading

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Donald Trump and Ice Nine

Kurt Vonnegut’s “Cat’s Cradle” is an interesting book in many ways, but what stuck in my scientifically-oriented and disaster-fascinated mind was what he called “Ice Nine.”  Ice Nine is a form of water that is solid at room temperature.* The … Continue reading

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A Nobel Prize for Donald Trump?

“…the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses.” – the will of Alfred Nobel The Nobel Prize for Peace … Continue reading

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Trump Whacks a Terrorist, Shocks the World

The targeted killing of Iranian war leader Qassem Soleimani, in response to attacks on Americans in Iraq and in order to interrupt plans for further attacks, unleashed a flood of reactions from almost every corner of the world and all … Continue reading

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